Before you tear up your tile, consider a painted look. This technique is an easy and inexpensive way to restore dated vinyl or ceramic flooring.
If your old vinyl flooring or ceramic tile looks tired, consider painting the surface. You can easily paint both vinyl flooring (sheet flooring and tile) and ceramic tile with the proper preparation. Paint is much cheaper than the expense of tiling over the existing floor.
This treatment is not recommended for ceramic tile shower and tub walls, but it works well for other walls in the bathroom that don't get wet. The key to success is careful preparation and the use of the right primer and paint. The preparation techniques and products shown here apply to both materials. You will not need to use a deglossing agent on ceramic tile.
Use high-quality primers and paints made specifically for painting vinyl flooring or ceramic. Get recommendations from your paint supplier.